Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 15, 2020


Aravive, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


River Oaks Tower

3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200

Houston, Texas 77098

(Address of principal executive offices)


(936) 355-1910

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share




Nasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 8.01.    Other Events.


Appointment of Chief Medical Officer

On September 15, 2020, Aravive, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the appointment of Reshma Rangwala, M.D., Ph.D, as Chief Medical Officer, effective September 21, 2020.

Dr. Rangwala has more than a decade of experience in oncology and drug development. Previously, she served as Vice President, Medical, at Genmab Inc. where she led the clinical development program for a first-in-class antibody drug conjugate and managed clinical strategy, protocol development, data monitoring, data analysis, study report authoring, and biologic licensing application preparations. Prior to that, Dr. Rangwala served as Executive Clinical Director at Merck & Co, where she was involved in the clinical development of KEYTRUDA in non-small cell lung cancer and gynecologic malignancies. She received her B.S. in Biology from Duke University and her M.D./Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO and her medical oncology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: September 15, 2020








/s/ Vinay Shah




Vinay Shah




Chief Financial Officer